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From the WAPO: Attention, college shoppers. These schools are slashing their prices.

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Replies to: From the WAPO: Attention, college shoppers. These schools are slashing their prices.

  • 4kids4us4kids4us Registered User Posts: 457 Member
    edited February 8
    I have a WPost subscription so was able to read the entire article. It says there are 23 colleges and universities that have reduced tuition since 2016. However, they don’t list them. Aside from St. John’s College in Annapolis, only these three were specifically mentioned in the article:

    Sweet Briar College in VA cut tuition 32% this year after nearly closing in 2015
    Elizabethtown College in PA is cutting tuition 32% next year
    La Salle University in PA cut tuition 29% in 2017
  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 39,638 Senior Member
    THANK YOU! That starts the list. :) :)
  • glidoglido Registered User Posts: 5,962 Senior Member
    Several years ago, our DS was invited to an event that an out-of-state dean was hosting for kids who had hit a certain number on their PSAT. He gave out t-shirts and made a nice presentation. Afterward, our son introduced himself to the dean and thanked him for the invite. The dean looked him in the eye, ask him some questions about the type of school his was interested in and why, then asked him about his grades. Finally, he reached into his pocket and pulled out a piece of paper and a pen. He offered our son a $16K merit scholarship on the spot then wrote his phone number down on the piece of paper and said, "If you come to our campus for a visit, call me, come to my office and I will double it." It was a pretty impressive strategy, but one got the feeling that the high sticker price was not the real tuition. Rather than lower the asking price on the sticker, you lower it in a more dramatic presentation.
  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 39,638 Senior Member
    Good spiel though. Impressive showmanship from the Dean.

    I thought of another one:

    Sweet Briar College in VA cut tuition 32% this year after nearly closing in 2015
    Elizabethtown College in PA is cutting tuition 32% next year
    La Salle University in PA cut tuition 29% in 2017
    St John's in Annapolis and NM, cut tuition 33% to 35K
    -> Lesley University in Boston, cut tuition to 26K
  • ASKMotherASKMother Registered User Posts: 151 Junior Member
    I think most people weight the COA (and you need to NOT just consider tuition - you have to live and eat!) to the actual value of a college ... and several criteria make up that value (and they are ranked differently for different people). Employment after graduation, acceptance rate to graduate school, availability of major course of study, campus atmosphere (does it fit your personality), rank of school national/school's perceived academic reputation, location, sports/entertainment, living conditions (ie on campus vs off campus).
  • allyphoeallyphoe Registered User Posts: 2,052 Senior Member
    Mills College is another one that cut tuition.
    https://www.mills.edu/news/press-releases/tuition-reduction.php
  • jym626jym626 Registered User Posts: 56,321 Senior Member
    edited February 9
    @thumper1 that comment was tongue in cheek :). Though - It’s not behind the paywall per the many suggestions above. And WAPO allows many views before it asks for $
  • thumper1thumper1 Registered User Posts: 73,825 Senior Member
    Glad folks are listing! According to post 16, the article doesn’t list all 23 colleges anyway. Glad the CC community is pitching in with their collective wisdom!
  • jym626jym626 Registered User Posts: 56,321 Senior Member
    edited February 9
    THANK YOU! That starts the list

    Per the request, a list started at post #7 ;). ( Just not in table form.) with:
    Mills
    Drew
    Birmingham Southern
    Sweet Briar
    in addition to St. John’s


    and a poster also mentioned Elizabethtown in post #6
  • jym626jym626 Registered User Posts: 56,321 Senior Member
    If Hampshire stays open, wonder if they will do the same.
  • bjscheelbjscheel Registered User Posts: 366 Member
    University of Sioux Falls, SD cut tuition by $10,000
  • MYOS1634MYOS1634 Registered User Posts: 39,638 Senior Member

    University of Sioux Falls (Cut to 10K)
    Drew
    Mills
    Birgmingham Southern
    Sweet Briar College in VA cut tuition 32% this year after nearly closing in 2015
    Elizabethtown College in PA is cutting tuition 32% next year
    La Salle University in PA cut tuition 29% in 2017
    St John's in Annapolis and NM, cut tuition 33% to 35K
    Lesley University in Boston, cut tuition to 26K
  • RichInPittRichInPitt Registered User Posts: 87 Junior Member
    Purdue hasn't raised tuition since the 2012-2013 year, and has extended it through at least the 2019-2020 year.

    The President decided to remove a $10 fee last year to reduce tuition from $10,002 to $9,992 because the 5th digit bothered him ;). So technically a decrease
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